Everyone loses hair during their life to some degree. It is often expected that a man will go bald.

If a woman losses a lot of hair, however, it can be very distressing for her.

Telogen effluvium is a common cause of hair loss often occurring after pregnancy, major surgery, massive weight loss or other major event to affect the body.  Certain medicines can also cause loss of hair.  Talk to your Burkes Pharmacist if you are concerned about this.

In the case of surgery or pregnancy hair is likely to grow back. You should look after your health, eat well and reduce stress.


Hair Loss Treatments for Women


There are many treatments to help with hair loss

  • Multivitamins and minerals can help promote healthy hair growth.
  • Bioxsine and Nourkrin are effective hair loss herbal formulation for both men and women.   Bioxsine Hair Loss Serum maintains and encourages growth of stronger new hair.
  • Minoxidil (Regaine) applied to the scalp twice a day, stimulates hair growth.  It can be bought in all our pharmacies and works on both women and men.  Women should use a lower-strength formula to prevent unnecessary side effects.  Women should not use minoxidil if they are pregnant or nursing.
  • Men may be treated with finasteride, an oral medication that is prescribed by a doctor.